Flood Investigation Report
Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2011
The Isle of Anglesey County Council as a Lead Local Flood Authority has a duty to investigate all sources of significant flooding events. The national definition of significant is unavailable therefore the decision whether or not to investigate a flood is at the discretion of the Lead Local Flood Authority and the comprehensiveness of the investigation will be adjusted to reflect the significance of the incident and the resources available. In the event of very widespread, significant flooding affecting large areas of Anglesey, our ability to investigate every incident in detail is likely to be severely limited.
The aim of flood investigations is to bring all useful information together in one place, providing an understanding of situations, outlining possible causes of flooding and potential long-term solutions to protect people and their homes from flooding. Further recommendations will also be made to highlight potential flood risk management actions. Reports will provide a clear and thorough understanding of flooding situations, but our duty to investigate does not guarantee that problems will be resolved and cannot enforce other authorities into action.
A flood investigation will involve consultation with the relevant risk management authorities, landowners and private organisations involved, all of whom will be expected to cooperate and provide comments.
Stage 1: Carry out an initial assessment; including a risk evaluation analysis to determine whether a site inspection is deemed necessary or progression onto
Stage 2: Carry out a detailed investigation (Flood Investigation Report) to identify the source of flooding, how many properties are affected, and what measures can be carried out to help manage the risk or prevent the flooding incident occurring in the future. The report will be published and a copy sent to all relevant parties involved;
Stage 3: Apply for funding for a feasibility study of alleviation schemes; and
Stage 4: Design and build the alleviation scheme (subject to funding).
Where an investigation has been carried out, a Flood Investigation Report will be produced and can be requested by contacting the Highways Service, phone 01248 750057 or please fill in our online form and choose "Highways" from one of the following options from the service drop-down menu.
Although every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the pages of these Reports, the Isle of Anglesey County Council cannot guarantee that the contents will always be current, accurate or complete.
These Reports have been prepared as part of the Isle of Anglesey County Council's responsibilities under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. They are intended to provide context and information to support the delivery of the Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and should not be used for any other purpose.
The findings of the Reports are based on a subjective assessment of the information available by those undertaking the investigation and therefore may not include all relevant information. As such it should not be considered as a definitive assessment of all factors that may have triggered or contributed to the flood event.
The opinions, conclusions and any recommendations in these Reports are based on assumptions made by the Isle of Anglesey County Council when preparing these Reports, including, but not limited to those key assumptions noted in the Reports, including reliance on information provided by third parties.
Isle of Anglesey County Council expressly disclaims responsibility for any error in, or omission from, these Reports arising from or in connection with any of the assumptions made being incorrect.
The opinions, conclusions and any recommendations in these Reports are based on conditions encountered and information reviewed at the time of preparation and the Isle of Anglesey County Council expressly disclaims responsibility for any error in, or omission from, these Reports arising from or in connection with those opinions, conclusions and any recommendations.
The Isle of Anglesey County Council forbids the reproduction of these Reports or their contents by any third party without prior agreement